ceilings options for back porch

Bridget HelmAugust 22, 2013

what are some ceiling options for a back porch besides beaded board?

budget friendly suggestions would be appreciated

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nini804

I cant remember what the exact name of what we used was called v-groove board? It is much wider than bead board, and there are little bevels or grooves between each board. It could be painted or stained...we had ours painted our version of "haint blue" (sp?)...a traditional color for porch ceilings here in the South.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:21AM
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millworkman

What sort of material are you thinking of using? What do you want it to look like, as there are many, many choices in a vast array of materials?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 9:28AM
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Beth Parsons

We used 4x8 sheets of Hardi Board and trimmed it out with 1x4's - I wanted to mirror the look of the flat coffered ceiling in the great room and love how it turned out.

Back porch ceiling

Great room open to porch

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:26AM
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Beth Parsons

dbl post

This post was edited by parsonse on Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 16:29

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 4:28PM
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jdez

Don't know if its too labor intensive or not but I once saw a porch ceiling made out of boards from wooden pallets. It looked really nice, rustic, but really nice. I'm actually considering it for the porches on our future build.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:42PM
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Bridget Helm

that looks nice parsons. i wonder if that is cheaper than v groove and beaded board. i will show the builder your pic. i really like it! it's fresh and simple.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:38AM
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lazy_gardens

Tin roofing ... just ordinary galvanized barn and silo stuff.

Unpainted, it reflects light nicely

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:58AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Our house is vinyl sided with azek trim, so our porch is coffered in azek with vinyl sheets for the ceiling.

We've since installed a ceiling fan in the center coffer.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 2:44PM
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jdez

Lazygardens, on the tin roofing, do you put up some kind of panels like particle board, or something similar, to attach it to or is it just attached to the rafters? Anybody done this?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 5:04PM
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nini804

Here is a quick pic of ours...it is very simple.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 5:41PM
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Bridget Helm

lazygardens, can you show me a picture of yours?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 6:25PM
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degcds

We actually did tongue and grove cedar, stained. It turned out great and is a very classic look in my opinion! wasn't took bad- could have done something besides cedar but we were warned cedar would hold up the best.

We did our front and back porch for roughly 4k. Could have been cheaper as well but we went with clear cedar.

The crown will be painted black as well.

Clayton

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:21PM
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degcds

front porch as well!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:23PM
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lazy_gardens

I haven't done it, it's under consideration for the "dream house".

here's some pictures.

It would be nailed to the rafters and cross-furring, just as if it were a roof, but upside down.

Here is a link that might be useful: Steel roof/cieling for veranda

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 8:40AM
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